MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite the forecast in parts of Minnesota, football fans say they’re ready for Super Bowl 50.
No matter where you watch it, fans are finding ways for pregame fun. A lot of people want to stay at home to watch the Big Game, but it turns out that’s exactly the reason you might want to go out.READ MORE: Daunte Wright Shooting: Fmr. Officer Kim Potter Released From Jail Hours After Arrest, Manslaughter Charges
At Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis, the specials start early.
“We have a signature bloody mary called Stanleys mary that’s kind of our flagship weekend drink,” bartender Steven Fremling said.
The game doesn’t kick off until 5:30 p.m., but Stanley’s will start serving drinks at 10 a.m. Sunday, with $2 off signature mimosas and bloody marys, as well as some food and drinks during regular happy hour. They also have a chance to win a signed Cordarrelle Patterson Vikings jersey.
In downtown Minneapolis, the Pourhouse offers tons of TV’s and even a 25-foot projector screen — most people won’t get that at home.READ MORE: 'I Came Here To Honor': Community Members Mourn The Loss Of Daunte Wright
“Anyone that doesn’t really want to host a party — doesn’t want to do the cleaning, the cooking — that’s what we’re here for,” Pourhouse manager Carissa Utsch said.
They’ll also serve a special game-day menu, with wings, flatbreads and a few other popular items.
Starting a half hour before kick-off, Wild Onion along St. Paul’s Grand Avenue offers many of the same specials that sell fast during Vikings games, including a $6.99 burger special.
But General Manager Nick Closmore says he’s expecting a smaller crowd for the Super Bowl — meaning the same deals, without the wait.MORE NEWS: Miracle Baby Thrives After Being Given 0% Chance To Life Diagnosis
All of the restaurants and bars told us they’re offering big specials like they would during Vikings games but the wait times won’t be as long — something to consider maybe for even part of the day.